Novel species interactions arising from synergistic environmental changes [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof RJ Hobbs; Dr MM Mayfield; Prof RD Holt

Brief description Synergistic environmental changes, including climate and land use change, are altering Australia's ecosystems and creating novel species assemblages. We know little about how these assemblages develop and function, and yet they are likely to become more pervasive and provide a significant conservation and restoration challenge. We aim to improve our understanding of the factors affecting the creation of novel plant assemblages (through invasions and changes in species' ranges) in the York Gum woodlands of Western Australia. We will examine how novel assemblages function, improve the ability to predict potential ongoing changes in assemblages and provide guidance for the management of these and other internationally important plant communities.

Funding Amount $460,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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